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On Wednesday 28th April 2021, 3 pm The Institute for African Alternatives (IFAA) marks the forthcoming Workers’ Day with a Public Forum that draws attention to the impact of Covid-19 on the future of work and social justice.  The disruptions created by the pandemic have radically altered the way we see how work is organised... Continue Reading →

A tribute to Graeme Bloch

It is with deep sadness that we learned of the passing of veteran activist, educationist and stalwart of the struggle against Apartheid, Graeme Bloch. South Africa has lost another quiet but energetic activist. From the early days of his youth to the past few years, Graeme gave his mind and body to the cause of... Continue Reading →


Topic: Institute for African Alternatives' COVID 19 AND THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES Time: Mar 31, 2021 03:00 PM Harare, Pretoria Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 838 6336 0229 Passcode: 414155 The Institute for African Alternatives invites you to an online discussion forum on Wednesday 31st March 2021 entitled “Covid-19 and the Creative Industries”. We invited... Continue Reading →

IFAA pays tribute to Cecyl Esau

By Moira Levy The Institute for African Alternatives (IFAA) joins many South Africans in mourning the passing of Cecyl Esau, who will be remembered for his work as an underground activist in Umkonto we Sizwe and a community organiser within the United Democratic Front (UDF). His interest in politics emerged when he was a young... Continue Reading →

IFAA Forum: NSFAS and the Education Crisis

Featuring speakers: Chwaita Mtsewu, Duma Nqulube and Morris Masutha According to the findings of the Auditor-General, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has incurred R5 billion in irregular expenditure for the 2019/2020 period, while the figure for  2018/2019 is  R3.2bn. Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Technology has described the National Students... Continue Reading →

IFAA Salutes the Women of Ghana

On the 64th anniversary of Ghana's independence, IFAA Salutes the contributions of the women of Ghana who made important contributions to the struggle for its liberation. We name in particular Theodosia Salome Okoh - designer of the national flag, Rebecca Naa Dedei Aryeetey - feminist activist and organiser who supported Nkrumah's campaigns,  Susanna Al-Hassan -... Continue Reading →

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